Mission Details for Le Grisrnont (#58)



Number: 58
Date: 4/27/1944 12:00:00 AM
Commander: Capt. D.G. McCree
Crews Briefed: 21
Details: "Crossbow" (German V-1 rocket sites on the Pas de Calais)

Flying Control

Runway: 23
Engines: 0750 Thumbnail image for /Images/Takeoff/Plan23.jpg
Taxi: 0805
Take Off: 0820
E.T.R.: 1150
Notes: Briefing took place at 0500, and all operational aircraft were off by 0838. (A second mission was flown later in the day.)


Aircraft: 20
Lost Over Continent: 0
Lost Other: 0
Summary: This was an historic day for the 401st, as the Group flew two missions, and six crews flew two missions the same day! As usual, sighting the V-1 rocket sites in the haze proved difficult. However, the Group, bombing from 22,000 feet, reported that their bombs saturated the woods in which their target was situated. No enemy fighters were seen, but moderate flak was encountered en route and intense flak over the target.

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